Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday Ankara’s plans to discuss with Moscow supplies of the second set of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems at the end of January.
Erdogan also described the United States’ approach towards Turkey on F-35 fighter jets as a mistake, expressing the hope that the Biden administration would rectify the situation.
On January 11, chief of Turkey’s top defense procurement body known as SSB Ismail Demir said that the S-400 missile systems delivered to Turkey were ready to be commissioned.
In October 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara was not going to give up the S-400 systems despite the US pressure. He also rejected the threats of sanctions and suggested the United States should finally stop threatening Turkey and try to impose them in reality.